Due to the complexity of platforms like iOS, which needs to manage the features of the software and the hardware, we imagine that there are probably some security flaws that the team at Apple might have missed, which is why every now and then, we come across a story that reports on one of these flaws.
Over the past few years, we’ve come across various massive data breaches where usernames, passwords, and other personally identifiable information have been stolen from various locations and then put online in huge databases. It is often a good idea to check every now and then to see if your accounts have been affected, which Spotify is now doing.
The problem with relying on massive connected networks is that the minute it goes down, all other computers and devices connected to it are affected as well, and will not be able to access it and the information stored on it. Now it looks like this is what Baltimore County Public Schools are facing as they have been hit with a ransomware attack.
If you are someone who has several online accounts, you need a password manager to ensure the best security. Of course, if you just have a couple of accounts, you can memorize or write down a strong password on a paper and easily change it regularly.
One of the features of Apple’s iMessages is that they are end-to-end encrypted. This is more or less the standard that we can expect from most communications apps these days, but oddly enough, Google’s Messages aren’t. However, the good news is that Google has since announced that they will be implementing end-to-end encryption soon.
These days with all kinds of hacks and data breaches taking place, it is important to choose strong passwords. However, strong passwords can sometimes be a bit too complex for you to remember, and that’s where password managers can come in handy, and that’s something Microsoft is apparently looking to create.
Ever since Face ID was introduced to the iPhone, many have been wondering if the day could come that Apple might bring it to the Mac. After all, they did bring Touch ID to MacBook laptops, so why not Face ID, right? Now that the M1 MacBook laptops have been released, it seems that we could be one step closer.
Chances are if you’ve booking a hotel online before, you might have used popular platforms like Hotels.com, Expedia, and Booking.com. Unfortunately, it seems that if you have used either of these platforms, your data might have been exposed as a result of a massive data breach that has affected these platforms.
It has long been rumored that Apple has been exploring ways to possibly bring back Touch ID to its iPhones. The company’s current-generation of iPhones relies on facial recognition technology through Face ID, and they even implemented similar tech to the iPad, but there is a convenience to Touch ID that can’t be beaten by the likes of Face ID.
One of the features lacking on Zoom’s end was end-to-end encryption, but the good news for Zoom users is that it looks like the feature is finally here, sort of. The company has announced that they will begin rolling out end-to-end encryption in the form of a preview that all users can participate in.
There are plenty of iPhone users who are also Windows users, and as such, some of these users might actually be exporting their photos and videos onto their computers for backup or editing purposes. If you do export your iPhone videos to Windows 10 to edit them on your computer, don’t, at least not until you’ve downloaded the latest Windows 10 patch.
One of the problems of using emails to send notifications about potential account security issues is that emails can be spoofed, and unless you know what you’re looking for, some of these spoofed emails can look very real. However, Google is hoping to change that by using their own apps to inform users about security issues related to their accounts.
Due to the fact that mobile and desktop apps are created for different platforms, sometimes certain features of the desktop aren’t available on mobile and vice versa. However, the good news for Google Chrome users on mobile is that Google is beefing up the security on the mobile version of the browser.
You might be considering setting up a home security camera system, but the thing with a lot of the more traditional setups is that it requires installation which involves dragging wires and finding a way to keep those wires hidden and kept away neatly. If you’d rather not deal with this, then Arlo’s new wireless cameras might be worth taking a look at.